Monthly Archives: May 2021

Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi

RNZ News Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi has been ejected from New Zealand's Parliament for doing a haka in protest against questions by the Opposition...
Oscar Temaru

RNZ Pacific French Polynesia's opposition and nuclear test veterans organisation will boycott talks in Paris next month on the legacy of French testing. The high-level roundtable...
sraeli police chase a Palestinian demonstrator

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk Indonesian President Joko Widodo has condemned the Israeli police violence against Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the holy city of...
Fijians line up to access their F$90 government assistance

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk Fijians have been advised to remain calm as "ample notice" will be given should a situation in Fiji warrant a total...
Policed bomb disposal unit in Honiara

By Dominic Godfrey, RNZ Pacific journalist A deadly explosion in the Solomon Islands capital has caused fear and confusion about the ongoing threat posed by...
People helping an injured Palestinian woman

COMMENTARY: By Marilyn Garson I woke up to the news and fear cut into me for my family in Israel.  Where are they right now? ...
Victor Yeimo

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk An exiled West Papuan leader has demanded the immediate release of arrested campaigner Victor Yeimo, saying that his detention was a...
Armed guards at Giligili jail

By Marjorie Finkeo in Port Moresby Two attempts by Papua New Guinea’s most wanted man, Tommy Baker, to rescue 11 members of his notorious gang...
NZ police at Countdown

RNZ News A man who was at the Countdown supermarket in New Zealand's South Island city of Dunedin when four people were stabbed has described...
Covid death in Dili 080521

By Antonio Sampaio in Dili The Timor-Leste health authorities have registered a total of 126 new infections with SARS-CoV-2 in the last 24 hours, almost...
Arrest of Victor Yeimo

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk A Papuan leader who has been sought by Indonesian police over the 2019 Papua "Spring" uprising, Victor Yeimo, has been arrested...
Sebby Sambom

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk Brutality in West Papua has escalates with civilian and military casualties in the past month, reports SBS News. The killing of Indonesia’s...

ANALYSIS: By Adam Taylor, Griffith University A covid-19 vaccine from French company Valneva has yet to complete clinical trials. But it has caught the eye...
Dr James Fong 090521

By Talebula Kate in Suva After 1616 tests in the past 24 hours, Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services has reported three new cases...
The tino rangatiratanga flag

ANALYSIS: By Meriana Johnsen, RNZ News political reporter It was supposed to chart a new way forward but He Puapua, a report on how the...
Tuilaepa Dr Sa'ilele Malielegaoi

EDITORIAL: By the Samoa Observer editorial board The caretaker Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, thinks the newspaper you hold in your hands is dedicated...
Molotov in Myanmar

ANALYSIS: By Phil Thornton As chaos flows in Burma, journalists are being forced to hide in plain sight by the Burmese military, writes senior journalist...
General Gatot Nurmantyo TVOnevideo

General Gatot Nurmantyo, a former commander in the Indonesian National Armed Forces, giving his television interview - in Bahasa Indonesian. Video: TV-One Indonesia Asia Pacific...
Richard Magei

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Papua New Guinean police have released a detained EMTV staff man, Richard Magei, after he reportedly filmed officers destroying buai markets...

By Timoci Vula in Suva Fiji has today reported seven new cases of covid-19 and all are locally transmitted cases. These were confirmed after 1349...
Human Rights Watch researcher Andreas Harsono

RNZ Pacific Human Rights Watch is urging the Indonesian government to rethink its classification of rebels in West Papua as terrorists. Indonesia has formally designated Papuan...
Defence analyst Paul Buchanan

ANALYSIS: By Jane Patterson, RNZ News political editor Rising tensions between Australia and China have raised the question of where New Zealand would stand if...